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An author tagline is commonly used at the top of websites and blogs, and in the signature of emails. It’s meant to give readers an idea of who we are and to tell them why we write what we write.
1. Consider the common themes in your writing.
Example: romance, mystery
2. Consider what tones and moods you use the most.
Example: dark, funny, heart-warming
3. Do you frequently use the same settings?
Example: small towns, Great Britain, the South
4. Do you tend to write about the same kinds of characters?
Example: cowboys, tough heroines
After you answer these questions brainstorm tagline ideas using a few of them. Author taglines are short and usually range from three to eight words.
Example: “Cowboy Stories with Heart.” would be perfect for an author who wants to brand him/herself in the romance and western genres.
My tagline is: Thrilling and Romantic with Heroines of Steel.
I've talked about my heroines being "Heroines of Steel" before. I came up with that thanks to a short essay I wrote about the spine surgery I had as a kid. It was titled Woman of Steel.
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These are the questions:
1. Who is your muse?
My muse goes by the name of Ena, which was also the name of my imaginary friend when I was a kid. Ena tells me that she was my imaginary friend first so she could active my imagination to new, higher levels. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be as creative as I am now. She went off to Paris when I was about eight and returned as my muse when I was twelve. True story.
2. What are you guys wearing?
I’m wearing black dress pants and a pretty shirt. Ena is in a beautiful dress of soft, pastel colors that blend together over layers of silk. She has her lavender hair flowing down her back between sheer fairy wings.
3. It's a potluck! Did you bring something yummy?
Of course, we did! I brought a cold rice salad, which is a lot yummier than it sounds. And Ena brought her favorite dessert...cheesecake.
4. Open bar! What are you both drinking (booze or otherwise)?
Booze isn’t really for us, so we’re both enjoying a cup of spiced chai tea with a splash of milk and a bit of sugar.
5. Wallflowers or social butterflies?
I’m a wallflower, but Ena is a social butterfly. She’ll flit around for me and come back to whisper some ideas into my ear about stories and characters.
6. What song(s) will you and your muse sing for karaoke?
Nsync. We will shout the lyrics at the top of our lungs and not even care what anyone thinks of our performance. Actually, everyone would probably join in. Admit it, you would.
1. Tearin Up My Heart
2. I Want You Back
3. Bye, Bye, Bye
7. What's your favorite party game?
Anything with words or something that involves writing or stories. Hey, I’m a writer! What do you expect?
8. Which one of you is more likely to end up dancing on a table top?
Neither of us. We are more restrained than that. We only dance on top of furniture when no one is around. :P
9. Has your muse been a good date and would you ever hang out with them again?
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